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"2000 Light Years from Home"
2000 Light Years from Home cover.jpg
German single picture sleeve
Single by the Rolling Stones
from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request
A-side "She's a Rainbow"
Released
  • November 1967 (1967-11) (US single)[1]
  • 8 December 1967 (UK album)
Format 7-inch single
Recorded July & September 1967
Studio Olympic, London
Genre Space rock[2]
Length
  • 2:52 (US promo single edit)
  • 4:45 (single & album version)
Label
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones US singles chronology
"In Another Land"
(1967)
"2000 Light Years from Home"
(1967)
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
(1968)
Their Satanic Majesties Request track listing
10 tracks

Side one

  1. "Sing This All Together"
  2. "Citadel"
  3. "In Another Land"
  4. "2000 Man"
  5. "Sing This All Together (See What Happens)"

Side two

  1. "She's a Rainbow"
  2. "The Lantern"
  3. "Gomper"
  4. "2000 Light Years from Home"
  5. "On with the Show"

"2000 Light Years from Home" is a song from the Rolling Stones' 1967 psychedelic rock album Their Satanic Majesties Request.[3] Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it also appeared as the B-side to the American single "She's a Rainbow", and charted as a single in Germany.

Jagger reportedly wrote the lyrics in Brixton prison following his conviction on drug charges in June 1967.[4] The song was recorded by the band at Olympic Studios during July and September 1967.[1] The working title of the instrumental backing was "Toffee Apple". Brian Jones performs prominent accompaniment on Mellotron.

The number was regularly featured during the Stones' 1989–90 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tours; until 1997, when "She's a Rainbow" was also added to the band's stage repertoire, it was the only track from Satanic Majesties that the band had performed in concert. After disappearing from set lists completely for 23 years, "2000 Light Years from Home" was performed on 29 June 2013 at Glastonbury Festival in the UK.

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce (1989). Singles Collection: The London Years (Boxed set booklet). The Rolling Stones. New York City: ABKCO Records. p. 72. 1218-2. 
  2. ^ Luhrssen, David, and Michael Larson (2017). Encyclopedia of Classic Rock. ABC-CLIO. p. 305. 
  3. ^ "Show 46 - Sergeant Pepper at the Summit: The very best of a very good year. [Part 2] : UNT Digital Library". Digital.library.unt.edu. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  4. ^ Davis, S. (2002). Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40 Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones. Aurum Press. p. 217. 
  5. ^ Stone Alone - Bill Wyman
  6. ^ Rolling with the Stones - Bill Wyman
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years from Home". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 June 2016.

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